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"The Lord Of The Rings" Movie Cast

- Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins).

Elijah Woods was born on January 28, 1981 in the USA (Iowa). He is called sometimes Lij, Elwood or Monkey. He is 167 cm tall (5"6 ft). At the age of 7 began to attend a children's professional school for models. He also studied music, sings and plays the guitar and the piano well. His favourite groups are "The Beatles" and "Smashing Pumpkins"; favourite actors - Tim Roth and Emma Thompson. He became famous thanks to "Avalon" and "Paradise". He also starred in "Radio Flyer", "Forever Young", "Back to the Future Part2", "Huck Finn" and others.

- Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee).

He got his debut role in "The Grovies" and soon had a starring role in the critically acclaimed "Rudy". He made his professional debut on TV in a program "Please Don't Hit Me Mom". Astin has earned a degree in History/American Literature and Culture from UCLA. He filmed in "Bulworth", "War of the Roses", "Safe Passage", "Where the Day Takes You" and many others. A promising director, Astin garnered an Academy Award nomination for his short film "Kangaroo Court".

- Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc Brandybuck).

Became famous thanks to the British television drama "Hetty Wainthrop Investigates". Monaghan's film debut was in "Boomber" with Rutger Hauer and Martin Shaw. Monaghan has also performed on the stage in the U.K. productions of "The Resurrectionists", "Whale" and "Annie and Fanny from Bolton to Rome".

- Billy Boyd (Pippin).

Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Began his acting career in the Scottish television series "Taggart". Boyd made his feature film debut in "An Urban Ghost Story". On the stage, Boyd has performed in various UK productions.

- Orlando Bloom (Legolas).

Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent. He graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. While studying, Bloom performed in the productions "Twelfth Night", "Uncle Vanya", "Three Sisters" and many others. Bloom's screen debut was in the feature film "Wilde".

- John Rhys-Davis (Gimli).

Veteran actor John Rhys-Davis has been delighting audiences on both stage and screen for more than thirty years. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Rhys-Davis is well known as an actor, playing in Shakespearean productions. He made his feature film debut in "The Black Windmill". His 80-plus film credits include "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and many others. For television, Rhys-Davis garnered an Emmy nomination for the miniseries "Shogun" and has starred in "I, Claudius", "War and Remembrance" as well as many other telefilms and series.

- Ian McKellen (Gandalf the Grey/White).

Ian McKellen was born in Lancashire, England. He has been thrilling audiences for 40 years on both stage and screen, and has won over 40 major acting awards. Ian McKellen has acted in and produced plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre in London and on tour. He starred as the super-heroic Magneto in the hugely successful screen adaptation of the Marvel Comics' classic "X-Men". On Broadway, he played Salieri in "Amadeus". The 2001 Broadway season opened with Ian McKellen as Edgar in Strindberg's "Dance of Death".

- Sean Bean (Boromir).

Sean Bean is a famous English actor. He dazzled audiences in such films as "Golden Eye", "Ronin", "Scarlet", "Anna Karenina", "Patriot Games" and many others. Sean Bean starred in many BBC productions including: "The Sharp Series", "Lady Chatterley", "Prince" and other telefilms.

- Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn).

Viggo Mortensen was born in New York, however his family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina, and Denmark. He began acting in New York. Viggo Mortensen earned a Drama-logue Critic's Award. He is also an accomplished poet, photographer, and painter.

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